Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Victorian Detective

I know you're all waiting breathlessly for the cover process step-by-step I promised, and though I am working on it, it's not done yet. So in the meantime here's another old concept painting I did that is either Sherlock Holmes or Simon Archard (or maybe a little bit of both) -


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12 comments:

jokesterjmac said...

I love the rich colors in the background. very painterly

alan said...

Brilliant - perfect mood - really captures the literary pea-soupy London

Shane said...

Incredible! Such a moody shot. It certainly looks like a scene out of something much bigger!

Jay Boaz said...

I have to agree, the mood is absolutely phenomenal in this piece!

S.H.I.E.L.D boy said...

Mr. Epting, are you going to draw Captain America #50?

Lee Townsend said...

Lovely work Steve! was this done in oils?

Anthony Schiavino said...

I particularly like the atmosphere/fog that flows down the street. It's subtle but it's a big part of the mood.

Steve Epting said...

Thank you for the comments everyone.

Lee - this was done entirely in Photoshop 7

jokesterjmac said...

Steve, what size tablet do you use?

Franz' said...

Whouaouh! Amazing work! Atmosphere, colors. I link you on my blog if you agree!!

Amazing...^

Steve Epting said...

Jokesterjmac - It's a Wacom Intuos 6 x 8.

Franz' - Sure you can link - and thanks!

Tyler said...

I've always been curious how you can simulate paint brush strokes on photoshop